[Geany-devel] Default Snippets

Ross McKay rosko at xxxxx
Sun Dec 4 11:16:56 UTC 2011

Lex Trotman wrote:

>But if the level of interest is indicated by the responses, then not
>many people use these snippets, so maybe it isn't worth the effort of
>either approach and just repeat things for now and possibly over time
>the definitions will diverge.

I certainly use snippets, but not the standard ones you're talking
about. I use snippets for things I can't easily remember or are
laborious to type out. e.g. I have some lorem ipsum as a default snippet
under the key "lorem", cdata encapsulation for XML/HTML/PHP, and a bunch
of classic ASP stuff under HTML for when I'm forced to work on that old
crap because I can never remember how to use ADO prepared statements and
recordsets efficiently :)

So yes, from my perspective these common snippets aren't all that
interesting because they're so basic and not really all that much of a
time saver, at least for any programmer who can type as fast as they can
think. I wouldn't put too much effort into it.

As an aside, I reckon the most useful snippets would be regex search /
replace snippets, because they really do something. I've pushed a few
commonly typed regex search/replaces into (sh/sed|python) scripts that I
can call from Send Selection To, but I have too many to fit under that
list. So I still have a Cunning Plan (tm) to implement a regex snippets
plugin someday, unless some kind soul beats me to it (hint!)
Ross McKay, Toronto, NSW Australia
"It doesn't matter if the Rock wants to go get diamond rings or not!"
- The Rock

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